A bioactive habitat is a closed loop system which forms a self-sustaining, selfmaintaining environment reminiscent of the biological processes found in nature. Bioactive setups typically utilize drainage layers, soil, microfauna to reduce waste, and plants to provide humidity & natural hides for your pet.
Using Pangea VivBright™ LEDs can provide the best spectrum for plant growth and illuminating your habitat. Live Plants Plants provide cover, utilize waste nutrients, maintain humidity, and increase the overall aesthetic of your terrarium.
Pangea Premium ABG Substrate is ideal for proper drainage, retaining moisture, and anchoring plants. Leaf litter also provides food and a suitable medium for microfauna to thrive.
Isopods & springtails act as a clean-up crew by recycling waste nutrients, promoting healthy soil, and boosting plant growth.
A non-toxic layer of Pangea Drainage Mesh separates the ABG Substrate™ from mixing into the drainage layer below.
Pangea Aqua Balls are used as a base layer to create a natural aquifer for increasing humidity, promoting plant growth, and maintaining a healthy habitat.
Pangea recommends a cycling period of 3-4 weeks for your terrarium to establish a healthy bioactive environment.
It is safe to introduce your new pet after the following conditions are met:
One of the hardiest terrarium plants available. Great for beginners and experienced keepers. Provides excellent cover & thrives best when planted towards the terrarium background.
An easy-to-grow epiphytic bromeliad that thrives amongst rock & wood crevices. Enjoys frequent waterings and retains colors well under LED lighting.
A low-creeping vine featuring an attractively robust leaf texture. Grows
quickly and adapts well to humid terrarium conditions.
Fittonia Nerve Plant
Features a beautiful mosaic leaf pattern which often comes in several different cultivars. Appreciatesleaf misting and adapts extremely well to humid terrarium conditions.
Stunning, easy-to-grow terrestrial tropical plant which derives its common name from the way it folds its flattened leaves at night. Thrives best in warm, moist, aerated terrarium conditions.
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Neanthe Bella Parlor Palm
An attractive neotropical palm with graceful, elegant foliage and woody stems. Provides excellent cover. Known for its resilience and ability to tolerate a wide variety of conditions.
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Pilea ‘Baby Tears’
A lush, miniature trailing vine known for creating thick low-crawling mats. Capable of creating
a living wall when placed towards the terrarium background.
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‘Giant Canyon’ Isopods
Large terrestrial crustaceans perfect for terrarium clean up crews. Extremely tough & low maintenance. Fast rate of reproduction. Tolerates dry conditions. Breaks down organic waste & leaf litter.
‘Dairy Cow’ Isopods
Unique variety of P. laevis featuring a smooth blend of creamy white with a mottled black coloration. Fast rate of reproduction. Assists with the process of breaking down animal waste & organic matter.
Springtails are known for their ability to aid in the process of breaking down leaves & organic waste from primary tankmates (i.e. crested geckos, frogs, etc.). Prolific breeders, easy to grow & manage.
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